Aitken Spence Hotels Leads in Sustainability Reporting

04th June 2014

Aitkin Spence Hotels were once again recognised for its commitment to sustainability at the recently concluded ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards, where it emerged victorious in the Leisure & Services sector. The new format for the awards identified winners in six industry sectors. In the past, Aitken Spence Hotels have emerged winners in the medium scale category.

ACCA has been a leading voice in promoting environmental, social and governance reporting for businesses as a fundamental part of mapping their impacts beyond traditional financial accounting practices. This year once again ACCA has recognised and rewarded companies that have taken an active role in providing viable solutions to the sustainability challenges faced by our planet.

Aitken Spence Hotels over the years has been dedicated to preserve and sustain the natural resources and also manage the impact of tourism on local communities through the adoption of sustainable practices. The award highlights the importance Aitken Spence Hotels gives to sustainability, transparency and accountability while providing a clear indication of the company’s commitment to report its economic, social and environmental impacts.

“Our goal is to incorporate the values and principles of sustainable development into our business. Being repeatedly recognised by ACCA for best in class sustainability reporting is an affirmation that we are on the correct path. We believe that sustainability is the only way forward in the tourism industry, we need to be able to protect the natural attractions, resources and culture that differentiates Sri Lanka as a unique destination”, said Mr. Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels.

Aitken Spence Hotels manages a portfolio of hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman. The company’s expertise in hotel design, building and management are complimented by its dedication and commitment to excellence. Located in some of the key tourist locations, each of the properties cater to a diverse clientele.